Timmins-James Bay Scores In Funding

Timmins-James Bay continues to do well in terms of federal investment. In the month of January, several projects received funding through Fednor.  Charlie Angus says the 11 projects will help economic development in our region.  

“We are in the midst of a period of growth and many new projects and ideas are coming forward. I am very pleased to see continued investment by Fednor and other federal agencies in our region.”   

Angus says the funding will assist with on-going economic growth. “Across the riding, we are seeing new opportunities. There are new mining starts everywhere, agriculture is back, and business development is very evident.” 

A list of projects approved include: 

Jan. 16 – Timmins - $200,000 for Hollinger Park; $100,000 for Centre régional de soccer et d'athlétisme de Timmins Inc.


Jan. 16 – Matachewan - $25,476 for community and economic development strategic plan


Jan. 17 – Elk Lake - $8,657 to replace windows and doors in the Elk Lake Eco Resource Centre, and an additional $6,748 for improvements to its tent and trailer park.


Jan. 17 - FedNor funds $16,543 to Town of Larder Lake for playground equipment.


Jan. 22 - $320,000 will support the ongoing operations of the Wakenagun Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) for a one-year period.


Jan. 23 - $98,500 to replace roofing at the Jus Jordan Arena and Iroquois Falls Sports Complex


Jan. 25 - $82,665 for renovations at Kirkland Lake Curling Club


Jan. 28 - $62,664 to complete energy efficiency improvements to the Town Hall.


Jan. 30 - $30,000 to upgrade the Matachewan outdoor rink, which transforms into a basketball court in the summer months


Jan. 31 - $32,500 will enable the Timmins Economic Development Corporation to develop an investment attraction strategy


Jan. 31 - $10,067 to renovate the Matheson community centre, to make it more accessible for all users.